Mer (Murray) Island

Social Justice Commissioner hears from Torres Strait Islander women & girls

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has been moved by the stories of women and girls living in the Torres Strait.Commissioner Oscar visited Thursday, Saibi and Mer (Murray) Islands to hear about life...
Monday 15 October 2018
Law award finalists 2018

Finalists announced – 2018 Human Rights Law Award

The five finalists for the 2018 Human Rights Awards’ Law Award have been selected, with two from Western Australia competing for the prize.“We have received the highest number of entries for the Law Award since the Human Rights Awards began in 1987...
Monday 15 October 2018
older woman hands

More older women face homelessness

While property prices remain high and women face additional challenges to wealth accumulation, the number of older women at risk of homelessness will continue to rise, warns Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson.“We have an ageing...
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Chin Tan

Race Discrimination Commissioner appointed

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes Mr Chin Tan as the incoming Race Discrimination Commissioner.Mr Tan was most recently Director of Multicultural Engagement at Swinburne University in Melbourne.Prior to this Mr Tan was Chairperson and...
Friday 5 October 2018
Human Rights and Technology

Rights and tech project moves into new phase

So far, more than 100 experts and community leaders have told the Commission what the rise of new technologies, like artificial intelligence, mean for our human rights.The Human Rights & Technology Project is creating a reform framework to...
Thursday 4 October 2018
montage of 2017 human rights awards

Inspiring Stories of Human Rights

Be part of the excitement and emotion at the 2018 Human Rights Awards as we celebrate some of the people doing extraordinary human rights work in Australia.  Tickets are now on sale.Each year we recognise more than forty-five individuals and...
Wednesday 3 October 2018
Arthur Jeffrey with Cici Hong by Rose Connors Dance

Bridging age divides with art

What does life look like at 100?  Who are Sydney’s oldest residents? And what can they tell us about life and aging?On International Day of Older Persons, Age Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson, is proud to launch the exhibition ‘100: a...
Monday 1 October 2018

‘Vulnerability and the Law’ - UNSW

27 September 2018University of New South Wales Law Journal Launch of Thematic Issue on ‘Vulnerability and the Law’ Vol 41(3)* Check against deliveryAcknowledgmentsI pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation...
Thursday 27 September 2018
Artwork: ‘Many Tribes, One Community' by Wiradjuri Artist Uncle Paul Constable-Calcott

Disability Discrimination Commissioner explores disability in NT

Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, is visiting the Northern Territory to explore the challenges faced by people with disability in remote and regional areas, in particular those experienced by people with disability...
Thursday 27 September 2018
National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces

Consultations begin for the National Workplace Sexual Harassment Inquiry

On 12 September 2018, the Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins released the 4th national workplace sexual harassment survey.The results of the survey will be used to inform the next stage of the National Inquiry into Workplace...
Tuesday 25 September 2018